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A Field Guide to Sprawl

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Dimensions: L: 18cm x W: 2cm x H: 20.6cm

Product Code: 9780393731255

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Duck, ruburb, tower farm, big box, and pig-in-a-python are among the dozens of zany terms invented by real estate developers and designers today to characterize land-use practices and the physical elements of sprawl. Sprawl in the environment, based on the metaphor of a person spread out, is hard to define. This concise book engages its meaning, explains common building patterns, and illustrates the visual culture of sprawl. Seventy-five stunning color aerial photographs, each paired with a definition, convey the impact of excessive development. This "engagingly organized and splendidly photographed" (Wall Street Journal) book provides the verbal and visual vocabulary needed by professionals, public officials, and citizens to critique uncontrolled growth in the American landscape.

Book Title A Field Guide to Sprawl
ISBN 9780393731255
By Author(s) Dolores Hayden
Publisher Ww Norton & Co
Pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18cm x 2cm x 20.6cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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